Two Kinds Of Caution by Scott Alexander – Sometimes boring technologies (ex container ships) wind up being far more important than flashy tech. However Scott argues that often the flashy tech really is important. There is too much contrarianism and not enough meta-contrarianism. AI risk.
Conversation With Dario Amodei by Jeff Kaufman – “The research that’s most valuable from an AI safety perspective also has substantial value from the perspective of solving problems today”. Prioritize work on goals. Transparency and adversarial examples are also important.
Updates To The Research Team And A Major Donation by The MIRI Blog – MIRIr received a 1 million dollar donation. Two new full-time researchers. Two researchers leaving. Medium term financial plans.
Ea Marketing And A Plea For Moral Inclusivity by MichaelPlant (EA forum) – EA markets itself as being about poverty reduction. Many EAs think other topics are more important (far future, AI, animal welfare, etc). The author suggests becoming both more inclusive and more openly honest.